April 19, 2011
With a selection of horse vaccines readily available on local feed store shelves, purchasing a handful for use in your barn might be something you're considering. But are there equine health risks lurking behind a choice to forgo your veterinarian's ... Read More
April 06, 2011
International reports of contagious equine metritis, equine herpesvirus, equine influenza, strangles, equine piroplasmosis, equine arteritis virus, Eastern equine encephalomyelitis, West Nile virus, salmonella, and more.... Read More
February 21, 2011
The UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, formerly the Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center, is offering a new test for the disease-causing bacteria of equine strangles, Streptococcus equi subspecies equi, that differentiates between vaccine-rela... Read More
January 12, 2011
According to reports from the British equestrian magazine Horse and Hound, a horse dealer from North Wales is facing prosecution for failing to properly quarantine a horse that was recently imported to Great Britain from Ireland.
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November 01, 2010
Q: My filly had a snotty nose and a cough this winter, but she never really got sick--she just looked bad for two to three weeks. Last week, however, all four of her legs became swollen and we discovered a lump on her head. Not knowing what had happe... Read More
October 01, 2010
Strangles is caused by a bacterium that gains access to the body through the nose or throat. Some affected horses suffer breathing obstruction due to enlarged lymph nodes that narrow the air passages--hence, the name strangles.... Read More
July 06, 2010
Music might be an outburst of the soul (Frederick Delius) but strangles is an outburst of a horse's lymph nodes, and when you put the two together it amounts to many disappointed fans of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's (RCMP's) famed Musical Rid... Read More
June 01, 2010
Moving your horse into a boarding barn is a lot like sending your child to school for the first time. Just as you would in choosing a school for your kids, you want to do your research, asking all pertinent questions.... Read More
June 01, 2010
Vaccines are "cheap insurance" to protect your horses from more costly--and potentially deadly--diseases.... Read More
May 01, 2010
Equine Strangles is a highly contagious and debilitating equine disease caused by the bacterium Streptococcus ... Read More
March 20, 2010
Â A live-attenuated strangles vaccine already in use in Europe has proven safe and effective in pregnant mares, according to a recent study.
The researchers studied the strangles vaccine EQUILIS StrepE (manufactured by Intervet/S... Read More
March 02, 2010
Strangles, caused by the bacterium Streptococcus subspecies equi (often referred to as S. equi) is a highly contagious disease of horses worldwide. Recent discussion at the AAEP Convention confirms that strangles remains an... Read More
February 16, 2010
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Excede sterile suspension, a new long-acting antibiotic formulation for horses from Pfizer Animal Health, the company announced in a release.
Excede Sterile Suspension is used to tre... Read More
November 08, 2009
Guttural pouches are more than just ill-defined air-filled vats located somewhere in the horse's head, said Julie Fjeldborg, DVM, PhD, an associate professor in the department of large animal sciences at the University of Copenhagen,... Read More
October 27, 2009
The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office has lifted a restriction that kept horses from Indiana's Hoosier Park from entering the barn areas of any Kentucky racetrack or public training facility. The Kentucky precautions were put in... Read More
October 14, 2009
A horse quarantine has been lifted at the Hoosier Park racetrack in central Indiana where two Thoroughbreds tested positive for Streptococcus equi (the bacterium that causes the disease strangles).
Racing manager Jeffrey Smith says... Read More
October 08, 2009
The Associated Press today (Oct. 8) reported that 54 quarantined horses are being removed from the Hoosier Park racetrack in central Indiana after two other horses tested positive for Streptococcus equi (the bacterium that causes the... Read More
October 01, 2009
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has detected two horses in the quarantine barn exhibiting fever, so as a precautionary measure, both horses were removed from the grounds and shipped to a secondary quarantine facility per recommendation of the... Read More
September 24, 2009
Hoosier Park Racing and Casino received test results back from horses quarantined on the backstretch for Streptococcus equi (equine strangles). All tests have been returned as negative for the infection in these horses.
In the late... Read More
September 17, 2009
On the recommendation of the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s Office, horses stabled at Hoosier Park will not be allowed to enter the barn areas of any Kentucky racetrack or public training facility until further notice.
Hoosier Park Racing an... Read More
September 15, 2009
Fifty-nine horses have been quarantined because of a suspected contagious infection at Hoosier Park racetrack in central Indiana.
Hoosier Park officials placed the horses in quarantine Saturday after one Thoroughbred at the stable began... Read More
September 13, 2009
Hoosier Park Racing and Casino took precautionary measures Sept. 12 when symptoms of a case of Streptococcus equi (strangles), a contagious bacterial disease, was suspected in a Thoroughbred racehorse on the backstretch at the facility.... Read More
September 01, 2009
Don't bring a disease home to your horses when buying used tack or even sharing equipment with your friends. ... Read More
July 06, 2009
There are about 150,000 horses in Montana, about one-sixth the number of people living in the state. Whether they are used for pleasure riding, racing, ranching, or hunting, all of these horses are susceptible to strangles.
"Most horses wil... Read More
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Q. My vet said my filly had vasculitis and started her on steroids and other drugs, in conjunction with hosing and wrapping her swollen legs. If we get through this episode, can this disease recur for the rest of her life, or is it now cured?